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6th - 5 Themes

TermDefinition
geography the study of the Earth and its people
latitude/parallel horizontal lines on a map used to measure distance north and south of the Equator
Equator 0 degrees latitude
longitude/meridian vertical lines on a map used to measure distances east and west of the Prime Meridian
Prime Meridian 0 degrees longitude
location the theme of geography that tell us where something is found
absolute location a pinpoint location on a map found using latitude and longitude points
relative location a location given by describing places near it
place the theme of geography that tells us what a location is like
human characteristics the elements of a place that describe how people live there
physical characteristics the elements of a place that describe the elements of nature you will find there
human environment interaction (HEI) the theme of geography that tells us how humans relate to their physical world
adapt changing something about yourself to fit your environment
modify changing something about the environment to suit your needs
depend on relying on the environment for things that you need
region the theme of geography that tells us how different places are similar to or different from each other
movement the theme of geography how people, goods, and ideas get from place to place.
Created by: mrsdyer316